About Us

Global Harmony Through Personal Excellence, Inc. is a non-profit organization in Washington, DC. Its mission is to support the expression and humanity of children. Read more.


Global Harmony Through Personal Excellence is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. All donations are tax deductible. Financial contributions are greatly appreciated. They help with the growing expenses from our two annual events, the “Celebration of Youth” essay contest and Christmas caroling event.

Global Harmony Through Personal Excellence is a silver level participant on GuideStar. Learn more.

Thank you to all our supporters. Your generosity makes our programs possible. For a list of our recent donors, click here.

Ways To Give

Check: Checks can be made out to Global Harmony Through Personal Excellence, Inc. and mailed to 3925 Livingston Street, NW, Washington, DC 20015-2921.

Cash: Cash donations are warmly received to help with the expenses of this event and are valued throughout the year.

Credit Card: Click here to visit our online donate page.

In-Kind Donations:

In November and December, we gather holiday gifts for children of all ages and their moms. We ask that the gifts be new. Gift cards in the amount of $10 to $25 from Target, Giant, Walmart, or Visa are valued and always welcome. We give gift cards to the moms, dads, and teenagers. Rolls of quarters for laundry money support make laundry easier for the mothers.

For people dropping off gifts, new toys and items for children and their moms are most welcome.

Suggestions Include: BOYS: Star Wars items. superheroes, action figures, Lego models of all sizes, and Tonka trucks. Remote control cars are popular. Nerf light beams, swords, police cruisers, race tracks, scooters, and skateboards. Rockets and rocket launchers. Card trick books. Wiffle bat. Ninja Turtles and Spiderman stuff. Bop it Bounce. Basketballs and footballs; regular size for nine and up and smaller size for little ones. Boys (and girls) from age 5 and older like handheld electronic games. Examples are: Jeopardy, Scrabble Flash, Hangman, Connect Four, sports games, Boggle, Battle Ship, and Yahtzee. Please make sure the electronic toys have batteries. Aerobies are popular and can be found at Child’s Play on Connecticut Avenue.

GIRLS: Baby dolls for the girls 2 and 3 years old. (Dolls of color are preferred.) We need doll clothes for the dolls. Barbie type dolls and clothes for older girls. Pet Farms, tea sets, craft kits, sparkly items. Girls 7 and up like beads and age appropriate jewelry making kits. Other ideas are costume jewelry, lip gloss, colorful jump ropes, Light Brights, and Calico Critters. Mittens and warm gloves.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR BOYS AND GIRLS: Activity books, Jumbling Towers, Pop up Art pens, Play dough. Tambourines. Card Games like Sleeping Queens, Trivia, Ratatat Cat, Mini Fits. Sherlock at Five, Go Fish, Old Maid, Continuo, Wizard, and all kinds of Uno. Checkers, Chess, Dominoes, Zingo, Hiss, Blink, Who What Where, Pentago, Sequence, Trivia Pursuit for Kids, Yahtzee and other board games. Educational items. Culturally relevant puzzles (not more than 150 pieces this year) whose themes are child friendly. Kits and books on How to Do Card Tricks. Books.

We are going for gifts of quality, fun, and usefulness. We do not need any stuffed animals.

Please do not wrap your gifts. We value your contribution and want to see your gifts so we assign them well. Thank you for your thoughtfulness.

This year we are asking that all presents be in our hands by Friday evening, December 7. Earlier is better so we can get a head start on wrapping. Gift cards for the moms can be donated through Monday evening, December 11. Volunteers to help with wrapping, decorating, typing, organizing, errands, last minute gift buying, food preparation, and other elf chores are needed from December 4 through December 14. To help us gather gifts, gift cards, and quarters, please reach out to us from October 23 through December 8. We would be honored and thankful to have your assistance and support.

For more information, please contact us at (202) 244-1682, at, or through the website.